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. good morning. it is monday, november 12, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." new details on the scandal that forced cia director david petraeus to resign and congress demands answers about the timing of the fbi investigation. compromise on capitol hill? some republicans are saying it is time to make a deal to keep the government away from the fiscal cliff. a new report says a pilot shortage could cripple the airline industry. captain sully sullenberger say he's not buying it. >> but with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. . >> this is something that could have an effect on national
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security. we should have been told. >> lawmakers demand answers. as the petraeus scandal widens. >> the fbi discovered the affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. paula says to another woman in a private g-mail account raises security questions. >> if general petraeus was gearing up to testify concerning deadly attacks on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> members of congress get back network on tuesday to the exact same place they left, the edge of fiscal cliff. >> republican party will fall on the swords and half republicans voted democrats. >> an explosion that damaged 31 homes. >> looks like a weather zone. >> two weeks after superstorm
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sandy, thousands are facing another day without power. >> 70% of the city is flood. >> the crews are at it. contact between jeff gordon and clint bowyer. >> all that -- >> not a great night offensively for the chicago bears. >> for the first time in four years an nfl game has ended in a tie. >> -- and all that matters. >> on this day we thank all of our veterans for reminding why america is and always will be the greatest nation on earth. >> -- on cbs "this morning." >> many people are saying off the record this feels a little homeland. >> welcome to cbs "this morning"
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as america celebrates the official veterans day holiday. one veteran in particular is at the center of a growing scandal in washington. this morning we'll have more on the resignation of cia director david petraeus. >> the retired army general admits he was having an extramarital fair happen his resignation happened so fast and unexpectedly one senator said it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: good morning. sources say the sudden downfall of cia director david petraeus was rooted in jealousy. the fbi uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing emails to another woman who broadwell thought was too close to petraeus. sources identified the second woman jill kelly. she's a civilian who has social connections to the central
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command which period pet held from 2008120. kelly told the fbi she received anonymous harassing emails warning her to back off and stay away from my guy. agents traced those emails to paula broadwell and discovered the extra gnarl. officials say broadwell sent the emails believing kelly was a romantic rival approximately petraeus said he had no romantic interests with kelly. law enforcement officials said they found no evidence to refute that. >> when you look at that -- >> earlier this year in february, broadwell made an odd reference to pept pet as she was in the midst of a media tour. >> i think he is a terrific role model for young people, more executives for mean women. >> reporter: sources say when
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she made that comment the affair was ongoing. the married mother of two first met the general in 2006 and spent time with him in afghanistan researching her book. petraeus told friends their affair didn't begin until he took over the cia in september of 2011. he said it lasted about eight months and terrorists with broadwell were infrequent. confession the affair to the fbi petraeus held himself out as a family man. he prized his wife holly at his confirm education hearing. >> holly was described as bright, smart, and a pit pull. roif there was only a personal drama and no security violations. petraeus is focused on his family, jill kelly and her family have asked for privacy and paula broadwell has made no
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comments. >> the chair of the homeland security committee said the timing of the resignation suggest as cover-up. petraeus was to testify before congress about the attacks on benghazi. sharyl attkisson is on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i spoke to several who felt confident in the not too distant future petraeus will be asked to testify. to testify to congress on uled thursday about benghazi, now acting cia director mike morell will fill that role. lindsey graham told "face the nation" that petraeus is still the cia's man who knows the most about benghazi. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: diane feinstein the democrat who leads the nuclear weapons kmaept sees petraeus resignation the friday before
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his scheduled testimony suspicious. >> do you need to hear from petraeus >> we need to ask. >> cbs news learned general petraeus visited libya at the end of october and called several members of congress the week before he resigned saying surveillance video of the benghazi attack shows a certain level of spontaneous. paula broadwell revealed information about the attack which some say indicate she was privy to information. >> i don't know if you heard this the cia annex had taken a couple of libyan militia members prisoners and they think the effort to get these prisoners back. that's still being vetted. >> petraeus isn't the only high ranking official leaving his
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post. between r general carter ham is stepping down. general joseph dunford is also stepping down. also the navy has replaced charles gaquette due to recent allegation of inappropriate leadership judgment not otherwise described. there's been some tension between the state department, the cia and the pentagon in recent weeks as they work in the words of one official to sync up their bengazhi timeline. thursday the closed door hearing intelligence officials will show a benghazi timeline. >> senior correspondent john miller former assistant director of national against is with us along with retired general
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richard myers. he's a former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. good morning. general myers, general petraeus served under you, you know this man well. should he have resigned? is this the kind of thing that a military man should resign who is no longer serving the military but at cia. >> if you were in the military yes he should have resign. anybody that's in charge of our secrets like general petraeus was, there are a lot of folks under him that take polygraphs that try to get at are you having affairs, are you vulnerable to outside forces that could force to you leak classified information. he heads the biggest intelligence agency we have in that regard, at least the most sensitive intelligence and i think it's perfectly roper he resign. >> your surprised by this? >> absolutely. i know dave petraeus reasonably well. very surprised by this. i think resigning showed the
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kind of, what he really believed in. he believes in honorable public service and like all of us, you know, you can make mistakes. he made a huge mistake. he's paying for that right now but doing exactly the right thing which is not surprising. >> john, let's talk about this investigation and how this began. the fbi knew about it since this summer. they interviewed paula broadwell. they then interviewed general petraeus two weeks before the elections. why didn't the white house know about it? >> you know, they looked at that very carefully which is what are our notification requirements. they pulled other documents and read them and said do we have a national security issue here? no, it doesn't appear we do. do we have a major security violation here? no. do we have criminal activity. notify them about what. the director of national intelligence, who is up the chain of command, petraeus' boss and said here it is, now you
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know about it. >> but they notify him until just a day before election or the day of the election. >> that's right. and i think what you're going to see here is from the fbi's standpoint and from director mueller's standpoint, i served under director mueller, one are we doing the right thing? number two as a steward of the fbi how do we keep the fbi from being embroiled in politics unnecessarily and the calculus here is what's the flip side of this coin? how would this have affected the election, the white house -- >> no, no, no. paula broadwell according to the "wall street journal" had access to classified information on her computer. doesn't that raise red flags? >> i think anybody who has been on the wikileaks website has classified information on their computers. the we is whafts and where did she get it. the fbi investigation was satisfied she didn't get it from general petraeus. that may be a matter between the
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fbi and paula broadwell. >> general you might have a different opinion. >> if you were -- i mean we saw lots of investigations in the military where the allegations were not proven yet but that the chain of command was made aware that somebody was being looked at for whatever. so to me it's a little surprising as they got into this that somebody didn't tell again clapper that hey, we're looking at general petraeus in this area, we don't think there's anything there yet. >> wouldn't general clapper immediately go talk to the white house chief of staff or somebody. shouldn't the president have been informed even though an investigation was continuing because it's the director of the cia. >> that would not in my view not have been unusual. in the department of defense that's what would have happened. >> general petraeus had a private e-mail account that he used to e-mail paula broadwell and others. doesn't cia need to know and
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monitor that personal e-mail account? isn't that something you hand over? >> what you're looking at also is the fbi, 100 years of fbi history, more of them 50 of them under director hoover where they were black mailing public officials by using information against members of congress and other people, and i think they are extraordinarily caution in this day and age exactly what do we have here. is it against the law, does it break the rules, is it a national security concern? if it's not there what are we running around telling everybody for. >> john miller and general myer thank you. now the government's fiscal cliff which could happen 50 days from today congress goes back network tomorrow facing pressure to work out a deal preventing automatic spending cuts. unlike the last budget crisis both sides seem to be willing to compromise. bill plante is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: there are signs of progress but senior
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administrative be officials tell us they believe the president only has a short time to get doing agree on a solution. and that he'll campaign across the country to get support for it. >> is there a basis for a dale >> i believe it is. >> we have the ability between now and the end the year to not go off the cliff. >> we'll get this behind us. >> over the weekend democrats and republicans suggested they have the baseline for a deal. democrats are willing to cut some entitlement spending and after losing the white house and losing members in both houses of congress, republicans are willing to negotiate on increasing revenue. >> we need more revenue in washington. we need more private-sector jobs. we don't need to raise tax rates we need to limit loopholes and deductions for the wealthy. >> the president's position is he feels he has a mandate to demand that the rich pay a higher share of taxes. >> i want to point out this was a central question during the
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election. it was debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> the president and congressional republicans have tried before and failed to solve the nation's debt crisis. but speak john boehner told house republicans that after last week's election a mandate from the american people is to work together, even if it means additional revenues through tax reform. meanwhile bill crystal editor of "the weekly standard" seemed to cave in on the president's demand that wealthy people pay more. >> it won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires. it won't. really the republican will fall on the sword to defend millionaires half who voted democratic and half who live in hollywood. >> administration officials are already suggesting to congress that mr. obama is willing to let the deadline pass, let tax rates go up and spending be cut.
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if he can't get the deal he wants. >> bill plante in washington. thank you. later this morning we'll ask conservative activity jaft grover norquist if republicans are backing away from his no tax increase pledge. >> two weeks ago sandy battered the northeast. hundreds of homes and businesses have no power. most on long island. the governor of new york is calling for an investigation as mark strassman reports from brooklyn. residents are angry at the lack of answers. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in many hard hit areas have come a long way but not garrison beach, brooklyn. most folks are waiting for power to come back on and waiting for insurance inspectors to show up and for them the storm has never left. in this driveway, soggy possession we found janet, wringing saltwater from her nieces collection. she's surviving on generator
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power and grip. >> have no heat. i have no electric. what do you do first? >> reporter: two weeks ago sandy flooded this community's 2400 homes. ever since its working class residents lived without power. >> at night it's pitch black here. it's scary, you know. and every time a light goes by you get up and look out the window and you don't want to do that because you're freezing you want to stay under the blanket. >> reporter: on long island frustrated residents want power and blood from lipa the long island power authority. criticized for its response to the disaster. lipa says 99% of its customers will be back on the grid tomorrow night. arlene ginsberg an insurance agent and mother of two is furious. >> we're the forgotten part of town. you know how people in hell want ice water, well people in hell want electricity.
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>> reporter: in new jersey hundreds of residents have yet to see their homes. they live in barrier islands that is considered unsafe. here in brooklyn sandy has never left. two weeks after sandy hit do you feel forgotten about? >> yes. >> reporter: she was born in this house. she refuses to walk away now. >> you're going stay? >> yes. i'm 62. i was born here. i'll stay. i'm already starting to repair. >> reporter: a new shift of utility workers is about to get into these neighborhoods. before the power can be turned on many homeowners have to replace their fuse box, water heaters, systems of the house so it's complicated. new york state estimated its damage at $50 billion. that would make sandy the second most expensive storm ever after katrina. >> incredible. time to show you this morning's
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headlines. the jerusalem post says united nations is calling for restraint after israel fired a warning shot at syrian troops. it was retaliation for a mortar round that landed near an israel military post. the mortar was not aimed at their position but they want to make sure syria's violence doesn't spill across the border. >> britain's "guardian" said venice is getting the worse flooding ever. the flood surge which is five feet above-normal was triggered by weekend storms. it's the worse case of flooding in the last 140 years. >> "usa today" reports on a near record wildfire season in the united states so far this year the total number of acres burned is more than 9 million. roughly the size of massachusetts and connecticut combined. >> britain's telegraph reports paul mccartney and his wife avoid a helicopter crash by two feet. new details came out from an incident in may. it almost crashed into tr
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who is paula broadwell? she literally wrote the book on general david petraeus. >> great role model there who is value oriented, who speaks the truth. >> this morning we'll look at these two former soldiers broadwell and petraeus and why they had so much in common even before their affair. snoous airlines say new government regulations will lead to the worst pilot shortage since the 1960s. captain sully sullenberger doesn't believe it. he'll tell us why next on cbs "this morning." >> this portion of cbs "this
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things get a little hot at sunday's nascar race in phoenix. jeff gordon pushes clint bowyer in the wall. bowyer tried to get into a fight but was held back. gordon-bowyer have been feuding all season and bowyer said i just had it. another driver, harvick said we should have more fights. i like fights. welcome back to cbs "this morning." >> many rumors flying about paula broadwell who has made no comments about her affair with david petraeus. elaine quijano has a closer look at the woman behind the resignation of the former
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general and cia director. >> reporter: before she became known as david petraeus alleged mistress, paula broadwell could have been his number one fan. on the "daily show" with jon stewart earlier this year she praised petraeus while promoting her book about him. >> there's no senior military leader or anyone that worked closely with him that acknowledges he goes in and to help the organization succeed. >> reporter: the married mother of two and former high school homecoming queen had a lot in common with the retired four star general. both are west point graduates. both self-described fitness f fanatics. last moshe talked about her interview with petraeus. >> i was told never to beat him. keep up with him but don't beat him he's a guy and you're a girl and he's a celebrity and you're a soccer mom. in any case he started elbowing
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me and it was over. >> reporter: what started out as a doctoral dissertation turned into a book. the two spent countless hours together with broadwell even taking trips on petraeus' plane. at petraeus confirmation hearing in with 2011 broadwell was seat ad few feet away from him and his wife. >> there's a great role model there that value oriented, shows a great example of taking initiative. >> reporter: on friday broadwell's 40th birthday brought sue herrerao crashing down. no sign of the author at her north carolina home just this message scrawled on the driveway that reads, dad hearts mom. for cbs "this morning" elaine quijano, new york. >> illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. may about to resign days after being re-elected. our be chicago station reports jackson is negotiating a plea deal. he's accused of misusing
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campaign funds and jackson would have to give up his seat and may have to go to prison. >> reporter: sightings of jackson once a rising star of the democratic party have been rare since he began treatment for a bipolar disorder back in june. a photo with a colleague at the mayo clinic. individual offhim dloegs blinds after spotting a cameraman. while the congressman splits his time between his washington, d.c. home and mayo in minnesota, high powered defense attorney dan webb a former top prosecutor himself has been the point person for jackson in talks with the justice department. negotiating a deal that would include jackson resigning for health reasons, pleading guilty to charges involving misuse of campaign funds and paying back contributions that were converted to personal use such as home furnishings, improper travel and gifts. at least some jail time would appear to be inevitable. until now constituents in his park city, park suburban district have been
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understanding. he was re-elected last week though some now appear less sympathetic. >> he's scared to death. >> reporter: congressman jackson's father declined to comment this weekend on the reported plea bargaining. others who see him say jackson was still months away from even making a decision about returning to congress. >> to determine the extent to which he would be able to continue to serve or do something else. >> reporter: that decision may no longer be jackson's to make. while there's no firm deal yet a source with direct knowledge expects it to be conclude by the end. year and a special election would then be schedule ed to determine who serves the mainder of jackson's term in congress. >> u.s. airlines say they are face a major crisis. the worst pilot shortage in nearly half a century could affect you. this morning captain sully sullenberger says why now and
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paul ryan is strengths in the living room. >> i would like to see him carry wisconsin. i'm sorry that was uncalled for. >> have you been drinking? you smell like a dairy. >> u.s. airlines are facing a serious pilot shortage according to a story in today's "wall street journal." airline officials say more pilots are leaving the job and government rules require new pilots to have much more flight experience. >> so is this shortage a fact or just a scare tactic. with us now is peter greenberg and captain sully sullenberger. captain, is this a legitimate concern? >> good morning, charlie. this strikes me as a cynical effort on the part of some in the industry to cry wolf and use scare tactics in an intent to influence the faa when they write the final rule on pilot experience to weaken it, and this pilot experience
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requirement is one that's mandated by the congress. by the way. and unanimous votes in the house and senate, amazing accomplishment in this political environment to solve problems in the regional airline industry that have been the result of a dozen years of crashes taking needless lives includie ing continental 3407 that took countless lives. whether we have one level of safety in the industry or not and we don't in some important ways means they will don't hire pilots who aren't fully experienced to be airline pilots and when they go into the seat as a regional pilot they are getting on the job training with you as the passenger in the back. until they have several thousand hours they haven't seen that
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many cycles the year, thunderstorms in the summer, and snow storms in the winter. if the first officer and i hadn't been as experienced if we had much less time we could not have had the same outcome and people would have died. >> captain you sound like you're fired up about this. this "wall street journal" piece quotes a number of airline industry officials who say there's going to be a crisis, we won't have enough pilot, we won't be able to fly planes and you sound like that this then will create a crisis out of something for their own benefit. >> exactly. this is not a surprise to anyone. you know, we've known since december 2007 what the mandatory retirement age would be. we've known these rules were coming for several years. in fact, in congressional testimony this year regional airline association officials
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expect by august of 2012 which has passed their member airlines would be completely compliant with the airline transport license requirement in the new rule. they further say that out of their 18,000 regional pilots only 100 might not be and that because they haven't yet reached the age of 23 which is one of the requirements. >> let me bring peter into this. can the airlines meet these requirements. >> they can and will. sully talks about 2007 rule that extends the mandatory retirement rule to 65. they have pilots who can fly until 65. the other issue is in terms of the economy a lot of airline pilots are taking early retirement because their pensions are frozen, they are not happy and are leaving in unprecedented numbers. let's go back to 2009 the national transportation safety board made a recommendation saying you need 1500 hours of
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experience before they will let you in the plane. the airlines have to field those people. the problem is it's not a surprise to the airline industry. they are acting as it's a big surprise. >> what do you differ from what sully said. >> i don't. >> you're on the same page. >> absolutely. you can't create a crisis and say it's an economic impact when you've known about it for a long time and the rules are in place and sully would agree are minimal rules. if you see what the actual requirement is for pilots prior to this is laughable. we're at a better level. >> captain, what do you think the solution is? >> well, i think the solution is what we do in any democracy with a free market. when the airlines create working conditions and have wages that will attract qualified experienced pilots they will have enough applicants. >> all right peter greenberg and
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♪ monday morning you shoulder ♪ friday i got travel on my mind ♪ it's 8:00. welcome back. as we learn new details of general david petraeus we'll hear from his biographer and mistress paula broadwell. and grover norquist got republicans in congress to sign a pledge of no new taxes. did that help or hurt the gop. first here's was happening in the world and what we've been covering on cbs "this morning." sources say the sudden downfall of cia director david petraeus was rooted in jealousy. >> the retired army general admits he was having an extramarital affair. >> he made a huge mistake.
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>> this paula broadwell had access to classified information on her computer. doesn't that raise red flags? >> the question is what was it and where did she get it? the fbi investigation was satisfied she didn't get it from david petraeus. >> congress goes back tomorrow facing pressure to work out a deal. >> what's different this time administration officials are ready to get to congress and president obama is willing to let the deadline oppose. >> the damage is estimated at $50 billion. >> airline officials say more pilots are leaving the job and government rules require new pilots to have much more flight experience. >> this strikes me as a cynical part on the effort of some of in the house the industry to call wolf. >> things got hot at sunday's nascar race. >> roger goodell said it's the high quality of hdtv is hurting
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attendance at the game. is it though said guys with which was? i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. members of congress want to know why it took the fbi so the long tell them about the affair that caused cia director david petraeus his job. >> this morning we're learning more about yet another woman who says she received threatening emails from petraeus mistress. bob orr is in washington. bob, good morning. >> reporter: all of this start ad few months ago when a woman in tampa got harassing emails which she turn over to fbi. agents tracked those emails to paula broadwell and turned up evidence that broadwell and pet met an extramarital fair. petraeus said it began after he took the job at the central intelligence agency and claims the affair ended four months ago. as important the woman who received the original emails
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she's identified as 37-year-old jill kelly. she has social connections to people at the central command in tampa which petraeus headed in 2008 to mid-2010. kelly and her husband are friends of petraeus and his wife holly but petraeus was never romantically involved with kelly and officials said they found no evidence to refute that. nobody is expected to be charged with any crime in this scandal and fbi officials are telling us they simply did not alert congressional intelligence committees because they found no national security issues involved. >> we interviewed paula broadwell on public television. we asked her about petraeus and his style of leadership. >> what's the most important thing you think you've learned from him about leadership, whether it's a military leader, corporate leader, a political leader. >> it's very simple and i would say attitude is the most important quality you can have.
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90% of how things go is your attitude right. 10% is chance. he believes that. he's had many hurdle in his life. nobody thinks that. but many assignments where people thought he was put out to pasture or didn't get his first choice. not many, a handful. like ft. leavenworth. >> and write doctrines. >> people thought he was being put out in pasture to keep him from running from office pep loves the workforce. again, he's a professor at heart. very intellectual folks thinking different way about problems. so, yeah, he's pretty happy where he's at. >> presidential run? >> you didn't see the jon stewart show. my husband said i should say yes to sell more books but no he's not going run. >> never? >> he's not interested in politics. elves he has to yield his principles and values to win in the primaries and not willing to
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do that. >> when the 2005 see that interview and others what's your impression? >> i was struck by listening to your whole interview. she said elves he would have to compromise his principles. she speaks to his feelings about things which suggests they had an intimate relationship. >> makes you wonder how does she know about his feelings. i look at every interview with a different eye. does she know more than what she's telling. how much does she know. what was your impression? >> first impression you think of someone with that kind of experience, would be writing the biography. she hadn't had that kind of experience but had a very interesting background, west point graduate, fitness expert, there's all kind of reasons to bring together some commonality. >> she was not a journalist or an author but she gained this extra access. snoof which no one else had had. >> exactly. >> okay. >> president obama told in a
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meeting this week to avert the fiscal cliff. tax increase and spending cuts will kick in 50 days from now. bill plante joins us with the latest. >> reporter: that's right the president meets with business, labor, he'll talk to congressional leaders on friday and take his case to the country after thanksgiving probably. over the weekend democrats and republicans both suggested that maybe they have the outline of a deal. democrats seem willing to cut some entitlement spending, republicans after losing the white house and losing members of both houses of congress seem to be expressing a more conciliatory tone about revenue increases. but the president made it clear on friday that after campaigning on the issue he believes that he now has a mandate to demand that the rich pay higher taxes or at least a higher share and speaker boehner told the house republicans that after the election the mandate from the american people is to work together even if it means additional revenue. republicans want to get those
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revenues through tax reform. but the big difference this time i think is administration officials are suggesting to members of congress that mr. obama is willing to let the deadline pass, to let things go the cliff if he can't get a deal he wants. it's a strong negotiating tool. charlie, norah, gayle. >> bill plante, thank you. powerful explosion devastated a neighborhood in indianapolis over the weekend. twhoems were left in pieces and the fire damaged dozens more. as terrell brown reports fire officials are trying to figure out the cause of the blast. >> reporter: two people were killed by the massive blast that was heard for miles. and left this indianapolis neighborhood littered with debris. >> i first thought it was a bomb. >> reporter: in every direction walls crumbled and windows shattered. nearly three dozen homes were damaged or destroyed. >> there are homes that will have to be torn down and there are homes that can be inhabited
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in the next day two. >> reporter: the explosion happened around 11:00 p.m. saturday causing residents to flee into night. seven were injured. >> house felt like it moved a foot or so. and all we could do is get out of here. >> reporter: curt mcdonald was watching tv when the blast rocked his house. ? we got up, ran outside, looked around. insulation falling down like snow. >> reporter: with flames roaring through the neighborhood mcdonald jumped in to help. >> we heard people yelling. we went in. pulled out two daughters and things band was trapped under a lot of debris. got him out and then wife was trapped in a recliner. got her out. >> reporter: while some residents were speculating a gas leak led to the explosion, the gas company says according to their lotion there were no recent problems reported. as residents return to assess the damage, investigators say it could be weeks before they find a cause. for cbs "this morning," terrell brown, new york. >> heads may roll over a burglary at the tower of london
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where they keep britain's crown's jewels. a thief was able to climb two huge walls and steal keys. guards spotted the burglar but he got away because the guards are not allowed to leave their posts. tower officials spent thousands of dollars to change the locks. the crown jewels were never at risk. i'm wondering if they will rethink that policy you may leave your post if you can catch the thief. doesn't make any sense. >> good advice
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president obama meets with congressional leaders on friday to discuss the upcoming fiscal cliff. as we showed you earlier several republicans in congress say there's momentum to make a deal before the end the year. >> grover norquist founder of americans for tax reform led the conservative push against any tax increase. he rejects the idea that voters gave the president a mandate on election day. welcome. >> welcome. >> listening to people like the speaker of the house they are prepared and think that you and the republican party ought to be prepared to accept some action on the revenue side. >> well what speaker boehner said before the election is not
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raising marginal tax rates. what he said in his presentation we're not raising marginal tax rates. he's in favor of more revenue from economic growth. i agree with him on that. if we had a recovery the strength -- >> i don't think he's limiting it to growth. hasn't he suggested there's other ways in terms of looking at tax reform that will produce other tax revenue. >> in his presentation he's referred to revenues coming from growth, the tax reform can give you. the democrats would like to see tax increase on the american people. the position that pro growth advocates have, taxpayer advocates have is let's have more people working that requires lower marginal tax rates not higher marginal tax rates. what obama wants to do is exactly what would most damage job creation in america. which is with two years ago he didn't do it. >> seems like you're not changing your attitude one bit. >> well we just had an election
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and the house of representatives was elected, committed to keeping taxes low. the president was committed, elected on the basis he was not romney and romney was a goofy head and you should vote against romney and he won by two points. he didn't make the case we should have higher taxes and higher spending. it sounded like the opposite. >> i'm not sure that's what the president called mitt romney. that's not the debate. the debate that was had and i listened slowsly to it he said very clearly throughout the debate that the wealthiest americans should pay more and he won eight of the nine battleground states and republicans failed to reclaim the white house or the senate. what about the exit polls that show a broad support for raising taxes on the wealthiest americans. your wrong? >> well two things. there are polls that say 63% of people are against raising taxes to pay down the debt. >> why didn't people vote obama out of office. >> well, again, you saw those
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ads that suggested romney gave people cancer in ohio for months and months unanswered. you can trash an individual and get people to vote against him. again where we have an election, there are 30 republican governors. okay. and they are running campaigns against raising taxes and in favor of frankly phasing out the income tax in north carolina and kansas and oklahoma. >> those are state issues. speaker boehner -- >> tissues are clear. >> we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. would you accept new revenue and would members that have signed your no tax pledge be allowed to accept new revenue? >> well of course the pledge is to the american people not me. so you don't need my permission to vote. they made a commitment to the people in their state. you can get more revenue through economic growth if you grow at 4% a year instead of 2% a year. the government will get $5
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trillion in additional revenue. i rather do growth than raise taxes which slows the economy and damages things. obama is not interested in taxing the rich. he admits there's no money there. he runs a $6.7 trillion debt assuming he raises taxes on high income people. his goal as you saw from the election is raise energy tax noindle class not something mentioned during the campaign. >> we look at a fiscal crisis here and a fiscal cliff. most people are saying this is serious and we got to have serious negotiations and everything has to be on table. but you seem to be resisting that. what do you think happens if the fiscal cliff happens as a reality and this economy goes over the cliff? >> well two things. the fiscal cliff is a tax increase of $500 billion. we had exactly the same scenario two years ago that we have today obama huffed and puffed and threatened to let us go off the fiscal cliff and at the end of the day cooler heads prevail and all of the tax cuts were
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continued for two years. in 2011 obama said the world would end we should pass around smelling salts because he wanted to raise the debt ceiling. we got a debt ceiling agreement, great compromise, we had spending, didn't raise tax, didn't cut spending as much as the republicans wanted, the ryan plan would have reduced obama's overall spending by 6 trillion. we got 2.5 trillion in restraint. that's a compromise. not as much the republicans wanted. the republicans have already compromised. >> grover thank you. we're out of time. but we appreciate you being here and we'll be right back. >> this portion of cbs "this morning" is sponsored by hershey's air delight. it just make you melt.
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welcome back to cbs "this morning." filmmaker ken burns spent dep kids a bringing america's past to life. >> a new film "the central park five" is a different documentary. it brought him a different sort of attention, a subpoena from the city of new york. >> the case was horrific. a young woman left for dead, brutally beaten and raped in new york's central park. the victim could not remember the attack. five african-american teenagers were charged and convicted. there were video-taped confessions.
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>> getting her to keep her down. >> police said they were in the park wilding or creating mayhem just for kicks. except the story wasn't true. >> there have been many questions raised about the conviction of five defendants for the rape of a female jogger. >> in 2002, 12 years after the trials, matias reyes a convicted sex offender confessed. he said he acted alone and dna evidence confirmed his involvement. when the manhattan d.a. took another look at the case he found fault with the original confessions. the convictions were vacated. most of the teenagers now men served their sentences. lau lawsuits came in. >> a lot of people didn't do their jobs, reporters, police, prosecutors, defense lawyers. >> to defend against lawsuit the
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city of new york wants burns to turn over interviews he did with the men and their families. burns has refused. citing protection under new york's shield law designed to protect journalist source. the film opens in theaters on november 23rd. for cbs "this morning" i'm jeff glor, new york. >> ken burns is with us now along witness john miller who covered this case as a very young reporter. later became an nypd commissioner. this is a different kind of film four. >> it's different in one way. in made it with my daughter sarah burns and her husband. there's no narration in this. it's the same old same old. dealing with race again at the heart of our story of your nation. thomas jefferson said all men are created equals but oops he owns 100 people. >> the suggestion is you have
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crossed the line into advocacy. >> well, that's ridiculous. this is probably the straightest and most journalistic film we ever made. no narration. we don't have a chance to do anything. we got one adjective that says rape. these kids were never allowed to have their humanity brought forward. they were wilders. they were part of a wolfpack. all we said is who are you? who censor >> before we get to that, why don't you hand it over? >> i think it's part of journalism. these are our privileged conversations. the state every time they want to delay something, let's remember this civil suit is ten years old after 13 years of justice denied. they are now, justice delayed which we know is justice denied. we don't want to be part of the
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city's fishing expedition, a going after material that's not material to this particular suit. we made a film about them. we talked to them. we think it's a good film. the cannes film festival does. >> what does the nypd think? >> the nypd did its own internal investigation which found none of the detectives did anything improper. that was done by a former prosecutor, a former deputy commissioner and a couple of other officials. the district attorney's investigation re-investigated the case found they had the wrong people. but when you get to the detectives, charlie, the detectives say why weren't we interviewed in the d.a.'s investigation, why was no witness interviews. they believe these kids had something to do with the assault and they don't believe that they fed them lines or tricked them into confessing and they are very frustrated they weren't allowed to be part of the film. they wanted to tell their story.
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>> we did ask -- >> repeatedly. there's not a detective on this case who says they didn't call 50 times. >> we would love to have them involved. but let's remember that robert morganthal assigned two new detectives to investigate this. they produced report that mistakes were made by the prosecutors and cops. they asked and joined with the defense to ask a judge to vacate the conviction. here's what the final story is about what happened that night with regard to trap. maybe there are other things up in the air but what happened is these kids were innocent and they didn't do it and spent time in jail for a crime they didn't commit and now ten years later in the midst of trying to document this, in the mid-of trying to release the film, in the mid-of the kids trying to get on with their lives, they are men in the 30s now the city of new york somehow takes its time to decide they will throw a monkey wrench into our process
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and say oh, give us all your stuff. this is a scar on the city of new york. >> we come back to each one of us had more than 20 years experience. each one of us had investigated scores of assaults and murders and nobody in the process of the re-investigation sat down and said what happened that day, what's your understanding of this, what occurred and they really believe that the fact that the city indemnified this. if you lose this lawsuit you're covered but not allowed to talk. they are barred from talk. they are upset not just at the documentary but the investigation they didn't have their say. >> when we talk about all that experience it's not unreasonable they want to think that these kids out in central park had anything to do with this brutal rape. we want them to be involved with that. but you think their fighting sense would go off for a thousand different reasons. they were some other place when did it.
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it was a bloody crime scene. there's nothing on the boys from the crime scene. they didn't know each other. they spent all this time in prison not asking for parole. the film is kind of a polygraph. you see these were good kids. >> they had no criminal record yet they confessed. you said in your documentary once you confess that trumps everything. that trumps dna and evidence. >> let's talk about that. we want our detectives to be really good at this, to ask tough questions, to lie and trick. but these are kids, 14, 15, developmentally challenged 16-year-old tried as an adult. look, gayle we you know didn't do it. you're a good kid. but ken is saying you did do it. if you just say that you saw him do it, a circular firing squad we all end up in jail and then
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of course the confessions trump everything. here we are 13 years later the truth comes out. the truth comes out and now we have another ten years where we're still arguing about it. mayor c omkoch said it was the e of the century. the language of the new york press was the language of the jim crow pro press of the early 20th century and late 19th-century not of a progressive city. we have a chance to heal this. why are we not moving swiftly toward some sort of closure and justice, not just closure for the five. >> in terms of where we should go and why are we not going? >> to me as a journalist looking at this the shock part is the city hasn't settled the case. whatever the final story turns out to be the district attorney has joined in a motion and said they didn't do it. the idea that they are stretching this out for what's approaching a decade is stunning. in the end it's probably only
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going to cost them morgan. >> in the documentary you point out the innocence didn't get the attention like the conviction did. you're trying to change that. >> you know what happens my daughter sarah said it best. she said when it was done she was outraged and we hope that everyone who sees this film or hears about this case is outraged and so it's going to open and then be on tv next year and we want everybody to look at it and see how far the inability to admit a mistake can cause tragedy in the life of people and cities because -- >> you have the last word on that ken burns. thank you very much. i you know can go on. >> we can have several parts. >> "the central park five" opens next friday. >> we're taking the stress out of thanksgiving. a
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s. the former restaurant critic of the "new york times" has written a how to guide for the holiday. >> it's called "thanksgiving how to cook it well." good morning to you, sam. if i could cook this would be the book i would totalry recommend because you take it step by step. you say anybody can do a perfect thanksgiving dinner. >> you can do it. >> oh, no. because? >> because it's really quite a simple holiday. people try to fancy it up with all kinds of stuff. you don't need to do that. roast a turkey. make some dressing. mashed potatoes. >> perfect timing to release a
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book. >> we're trying. >> nice little how to guide. you go through all the different turkeys and ways to prepare turkey. what's your favorite way? >> like that roast turkey. i'm partial to a fried turkey. getting rid of the oil after frying of the turkey in new york city not an easy task. a roast turkey just simply roasted with a butter base is an amazing in this. we should celebrity zwlate that. >> how do you keep it from getting dry? >> butter. lay in a lot of butter for this holiday. this is not a holiday where we're going to diet. this is a holiday where we are going to indulge and celebrate the bounty of this nation. >> no turducken. >> i like turducken. >> norah got this book so she can quickly take it home to jeff. >> we take the turkey and cut it and lay it flat. >> you speed up the process.
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the british call that thach cocking. >> what does it redwish good. "new york times" had a whole bunch of critics. some write politics and write columns. what makes the best? >> don't know what makes the best one but what makes a good one is someone who is eager to be in the restaurant and eager to eat the food and see that it's great. i would say that if you're traveling in the nation and you see that little chinese restaurant on the outskirts of town and you think that could be good i'm going to try that out then you have what it takes to be a restaurant critic. >> you would eat out seven, eight times a week. why don't you weigh 300 pounds. >> food is at the center of every feeling we have. here's our water. we got water. there's a wedding dinner.
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business deal, you go out to dinner. celebrate this nation's bounty, we do it with food. so it really -- it's a central part of the culture and we're celebrating as such. >> no salad at thanksgiving. >> that's correct. >> no frosted cake. i almost called security on you. no salad, no froftd cake and you have to have the perfectly set table. >> you should set the table as if for a sacrament. the fact of the matter is this meal, this giving of thanks is a very important thing and to do with it a properly set table is magical i think. >> what time is dinner at your house? >> come on over. >> i'll be bringing my daughter. thank you. 21 years ago dad took a picture of his newborn son. he took a photo every day since then. put them together, they are online and they have an online sensation. we'll hear from father and son coming up next on cbs "this morning."
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♪ a manufacturer of clothes for infants has created a new outfit that has mops on the arms and leg sos that baby can clean the floor as they move around-the-house. it's great if you ever wondered how can i get all this dirt and bacteria off the floor and on to my baby. >> america ingenuity. >> most parents will tell you their children grow up too fast. but what you go online you can look at a project. >> once it was enough for
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dotting parents to take lots of pictures of their children. but then came video editing and then came video sharing. meet cory mcleod and meet him over and over again. on every day of the first 21 years of his life. it turns out cory mcleod's journey from birth to adulthood one picture taken on each day he's lived is of interest to more than just his family, it's become one of those web sensations no one can explain, 6 1/2 minutes of watching a young man child age. >> there's frank sinatra. >> reporter: cory's dad was the man with the camera. so once a day every day with a very odd exception wherever cory was so was ian. >> could be 5 to 12:00 when i'm
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turning him over in bed. >> some kids think this is a significant pain in the neck to have your dad taking your picture every day. >> sometimes. i would be at my friend's house and my dad would ring up and say i need you to come over. >> or if out on a date. >> yeah. >> just what you need. >> ian said he first thought he managed the photo routine for a couple of years. but he was having so much fun he just kept going. from cory's first foot steps to his first time behind the wheel, more than 7,500 photographs all taken on an old-fashioned film camera, remember those? and then scanned individually into a computer. that alone took a year and a half. >> collecting the photos. itemizing them. shelves. shelves. you know. so 72 albums later, youtube is
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here. >> lucky are you. >> yeah. >> here's another impressive number. almost 5 million. the number of hits the video has attracted since being posted on youtube only a few weeks ago and counting. to be fair the time laps style has become a bit of a web trend. this girl from the netherlands morphed in four minutes. cory is the standard for perseverance. >> decided as soon as he popped out oil take his picture every day. five minutes old the first one. people stop on individual photos and you'll see all sorts from
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castles in scotland and pictures in south america and things like that and that's, you know, that's adding to the whole story, i think. >> not just his life the context of his life. >> yeah. ate great reminder for us as well all the different things that happened. >> what kind of reaction have you gotten? >> mostly good. people notified tears. that's amazing. >> so all good things must come to an end, right? wrong. >> why stop at 21? >> we haven't. >> you haven't. >> it goes thoimo him. >> cory said he'll take his own picture now to continue the family tradition or maybe it's a habit that's too hard to break. for cbs "this morning" i'm mark phillips in london. >> is it true mothers take less pictures of their second child? >> plead guilty. i hope he's an only child. >> guilty. >> younger sibling are going hey
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where is my book. >> that does it for us here. up next your local news.
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CBS November 12, 2012 7:00am-9:00am EST

News/Business. John Miller, Rebecca Jarvis, Jeff Glor. (2012) Filmmaker Ken Burns; journalist Sam Sifton. New. (HD) (CC) (Stereo)

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